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Object Name Badge, Political
Catalog Number 1986.88.289
Maker The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
Date ca. 1916
Material(s) Silk/Brass
Dimensions H-4 W-1.75 inches
Description This object is an alternate's badge from the 1916 Democratic National Convention held in St. Louis, Missouri. The pin is of heavy brass and has a torch with olive branches on either side. The word "Alternate" is printed in gold on a rectangular blue plate between the olive branches. The ribbon attaching the medal to the pin has, from left to right, a red stripe, a white stripe, and a blue stripe. The medal has a round section with a building surrounded by the words, "Democratic National Convention / St. Louis." Below it is an eagle with spread wings standing on an enameled red, white, and blue shield with stripes and stars, and olive branches on either side. A maker's mark is stamped on the back of the medal, but is illegible.
Notes The 1916 Democratic National Convention nominated Woodrow Wilson for president and Thomas R. Marshall for vice president.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
Event Democratic National Convention 1916
People Wilson, Woodrow
Marshall, Thomas R.
Subjects Political activity
Political campaigns
Political conventions
Political elections
Politics & government
Search Terms Democratic National Convention
Democratic Party
political souvenirs
Presidential campaigns
Presidential election
St. Louis (Mo.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS